Despite some crazy over the top action helmed as only John Woo can provide, ‘Mission: Impossible II’ is a fun if weak entry in the series. Continue reading ‘Mission: Impossible II’ review – fun, but weaker second act
Emma Stone (25) – It’s all kinds of awesome that you’re gonna have so many more years of cranking out quality material and I’m hoping “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is every bit as fun as its predecessor.
Ethan Hawke (43) – Say it with me – more “Before Midnight” and way, way less “Getaway.”
Rebecca Romijin (41) – It may not seem like it at the moment, but the more I’m seeing of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” has me thinking you may not regret missing out on being one of the few cast members not returning for this one.
In “W.,” Oliver Stone paints a portrait of President George W. Bush that is at times mocking, sympathetic, dynamic and revealing, but always entertaining.
Josh Brolin (“No Country For Old Men”) deserves a lot of the credit and his performance as the titular character should merit a Best Actor nomination. Stone starts and ends the film with Bush alone in a deserted baseball stadium, almost suggesting that for Bush — this is the one arena in life he’s happiest.
Through a series of flashbacks, Stone and screenwriter Stanley Weiser show Bush as a free-spirited, privileged never-do-well stuck in his father George Bush’s (James Cromwell, “24”) shadow who consistently tells W that he is disappointed in him.
After one of W’s drunken escapades, Bush Sr. chews him with one of the film’s best lines asking “What do you think you are? A Kennedy?” Continue reading Review: W (2008)